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The Battle of Clontarf

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The Battle of Clontarf


Published June 19, 1931


Irish bagpipes, fiddle, flute, Regal-Zonophone MR 386 (London), IZ 195 (Dublin). The Fingal Trio were James Ennis (pipes), John "Jakes" Cawley (flute), and Frank O'Higgins (fiddle). James was the father of Seamus Ennis, the very well-known piper and music collector, also very talented as a singer and storyteller and player of various other instruments. Cawley was from Sligo, O'Higgins from Meath. This is a medley of marches with associations with the 1014 Battle of Clontarf, namely "Brian the Brave," "The Return from Fingal," and "Remember the Glories of Brian the Brave" (as it was titled by 19th century lyricist Tom Moore, using the older air Molly MacAlpin). This was apt given the group's name, James Ennis hailed from the Naul, Co. Dublin, in Fingal, which was an old name for a county comprising modern North Co. Dublin.
The flipside of this recording, a medley of hornpipes, may be heard on the excellent CD "From Galway to Dublin," a collection of Irish music 78s, on the Rounder label.


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